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Albinoni, Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos / King, Goodwin, Wood


Release Date: 04/13/2010 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55349   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniAntonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Paul GoodwinLorraine WoodGail HennessyMark Bennett,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in d, op. 9/2. 2-Oboe Concertos: in G, op. 9/6; in C, op. 9/9. Concerto in C for Trumpet, 3 Oboes, Bassoon, and Continuo. VIVALDI Concertos for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets and Strings: in C, RV 560; in C, RV 559. Oboe Concerto in F, RV 455 Read more class="BULLET12b">• Paul Goodwin (ob); Robert King, cond; The King’s Consort (period instruments) HELIOS CDH55349 (69:33)


Our headnote tells it all: What you see on the cover of this Hyperion/Helios reissue—“ALBINONI VIVALDI / Oboe Concertos / Paul Goodwin / The King’s Consort / Robert King”—is not exactly what you will get here. Of the program’s seven concertos, only two—one by each composer—are conventional solo concertos. Albinoni, who is credited with inventing the genre, actually wrote as many double concertos as solo concertos; two of them are included on the disc, along with a concerto grosso scored for an unlikely combination of five winds and continuo. Vivaldi, who refined Albinoni’s concept, is represented by a brace of concertos for pairs of oboes and clarinets. Therein lies the fun of this marvelous and unexpected release.


Paul Goodwin was one of the early masters of the then newly rediscovered Baroque oboe, and his playing is seamlessly rich and savory. But the contributions from his counterparts—Lorraine Wood and Gail Hennessy, oboes; Colin Lawson and Michael Harris, clarinets; Alistair Mitchell, bassoon; and Mark Bennet, trumpet—are no less enticing. Add the flawless direction of Robert King, who was at the time a rising star of the period-instrument constellation. I could cite the bracketing Vivaldi quadruple concertos as especially delectable treats, but the whole disc is a veritable and continuous garden of delights.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 6 for 2 Oboes in G major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Lorraine Wood (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 9 for 2 Oboes in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Lorraine Wood (Oboe), Paul Goodwin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Trumpet, 3 Oboes, Bassoon and Basso Continuo in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Lorraine Wood (Oboe), Gail Hennessy (Oboe), Mark Bennett (Natural Trumpet),
Paul Goodwin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 2 for Oboe in D minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for 2 Oboes and 2 Clarinets in C major, RV 559 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Lorraine Wood (Oboe), Michael Harris (Clarinet),
Colin Lawson (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for 2 Oboes and 2 Clarinets in C major, RV 560 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Colin Lawson (Clarinet), Lorraine Wood (Oboe),
Michael Harris (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for Oboe in F major, RV 455 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Featured Sound Samples

Concerto à 5, op 9 no 6 (Albinoni): I. Allegro

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